Boil order issued for Weiner, Waldenburg area

The damage done to a fire hydrant Saturday evening caused officials in one area town to issue a boil order effective immediately.

Craighead County number one in the state in new COVID-19 cases

  Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Volunteers help clean-up Osceola, pick up trash, grass clippings

Arkansas reports nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, Craighead County 4th in the state

Craighead County fourth in the state in COVID-19 cases, state reports over 1,300 new cases

More Week 9 high school football games canceled to COVID-19

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  Health department ends COVID-19 updates on Facebook due to comments

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  St. Bernards responds to nationwide struggle to maintain PPE

  Hoxie superintendent reacts to ACHI “Red Zone” report

  Community COVID-19 cases putting dozens of new schools in “red zone”

  Court: Missouri mail-in ballots cannot be returned in person

Craighead County third in the state as Arkansas reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases

With the state of Arkansas releasing the new numbers Thursday, Craighead County once again cracked the top three for new COVID-19 cases.

Attorney General Rutledge reaches $6.5 million settlement with Preferred Family Healthcare on false claims investigation

An investigation by the Arkansas Attorney’s General office into false Medicaid claims showed a culture of corruption within a healthcare company as state officials reached a nearly $6.5 million settlement in the case.

  Sen. Cotton says he would like to see COVID-19 relief bill

In an interview with Gray TV’s Peter Zampa, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said he would like to see another COVID-19 relief package for the American people.

  Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services concludes mold in medical marijuana investigation

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded its investigation of a complaint that some purchased medical marijuana contained mold growth.

Mo. expands group of child care providers eligible for CARES Act funding

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Tennessee, 41 more deaths

  Newport Elementary hosts “field trip” for students

  Blytheville officials discuss COVID-19 concerns

  Trumann mayor: Role of local leaders is to inform public about mandates and recommendations, not enforce them

  Cross County sees huge early voting turnout

Craighead County Detention Center to allow inmate visitation

An area jail will be allowing for inmate visitation again during the COVID-19 pandemic, with officials saying all guidelines and rules will be strictly followed.

Craighead County 2nd in state with new COVID-19 cases

Craighead County reported 53 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, as a second area county entered the top 5 in total cases statewide.

Gov. Parson to call for special session for supplemental budget

During the briefing, he said he was calling for a special session to start on Thursday, November 5 for a supplemental budget.

Arkansas state senator tests positive for coronavirus

A fourth Arkansas lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus within the past week.

Is your child complaining of headaches? Too much screen time could be to blame

If you're child is complaining of headaches, it's possible too much screen time is to blame.

  TDH: Over 2,200 new virus cases, 18 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 227 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths countywide.

Fluffy caterpillar one of the most venomous in the United States

Don’t be fooled by appearances. A fluffy caterpillar is one of the most venomous caterpillars in the United States.

  ADH reports increase in flu cases

For the week ending with Oct. 17, the state reported “minimal,” or 1 out of 13 influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity levels.

  Some rural West Tennessee counties see rise in COVID-19 cases

In the past 14 days, Fayette county added 257 cases. Tipton county increased its COVID-19 count by 262 and Dyer County saw a whopping 473 new cases.

  Food pantry needs donations ahead of holiday season

The Cherry Valley Food Pantry is making it easier for families in need to get their holiday meal supplies, but the pandemic has caused an urgent need for donations.

  Rise in COVID-19 cases closes courts, school district

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Blytheville has seen a jump from less than 20 new cases a week to almost 50 new cases.

  Gov. on NEA: “You’ve got contrarians. I hope you have leaders who will say this is important to our hospitals.”

Continuing numbers of cases indicate mask mandate is not being adhered to, Dr. Jose Romero says.

More than 11K cases of COVID-19 in past 7 days in Mo.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a total of 159,626 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 20.

TDH reports 1,508 new COVID-19 cases, 30 additional virus deaths in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 342 new coronavirus cases and one more death within the last 24 hours.

  White House Task Force: Much of Northeast Arkansas in COVID-19 “red zone”

Craighead has the dual distinction of being one of three counties in the last three weeks with the highest number of cases, following Pulaski and Washington. The three counties combined represent 24.9% of all new cases in the state.

  Blytheville man details his experience working the 2020 NBA Bubble

The National Basketball Association league created the NBA Bubble and one Blytheville man got to experience it all.

  Blytheville Police Department discourages trick-or-treating

They say the number of locations in the Blytheville area with positive COVID-19 residents has more than doubled since Oct. 1.

ADH reports 531 new cases, hospitalizations up 41

The update lists Craighead County as the second county with the most new confirmed cases at 45 cases.

  Poplar Bluff School District hires contact tracers

Poplar Bluff Superintendent Scott Dill said his staff won’t have to double up on their job duties anymore.

  TDH reports over 3,300 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department reports an increase of 287 cases, bringing the county’s total to 34,508.

As virus cases rise, Rep. Thompson suggests Mississippi reimplement statewide mask mandate

Gov. Reeves is set to provide an update on the virus and the state’s response to it Monday at 2:30 p.m.

COVID-19 forces court closure

The continuing rise of COVID-19 cases has forced Mississippi County to cancel court.

  St Bernards hosts 13th annual Butterfly Release

On Sunday, St Bernards held the 13th annual Butterfly Release event. This year, there were some adjustments because of the pandemic.

  Visitation, funeral set for Kennett police officer who died from COVID-19 complications

A full Honors Funeral Service will be held at the Kennett High School Football Stadium for a 35-year veteran of the Kennett Police Department who died from complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arkansas sees 644 new COVID-19 cases, 20 additional deaths

The state of Arkansas saw nearly just as many people become diagnosed with COVID-19 Sunday as those who have recovered from the virus, state health officials said in new numbers released.

  Health officials report more than 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reports 6 additional coronavirus-related deaths and more than 2,600 new COVID-19 cases in the Volunteer State.

  Arkansas cities, counties may now apply for coronavirus aid

Cities, towns and counties in Arkansas may now apply for funding from the state’s share of the federal coronavirus relief program.

  Craighead County 2nd in the state in new COVID-19 cases as state releases new numbers

Craighead County saw nearly 50 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday as state health officials said the number of active cases statewide went up over 200.

  COVID-19 testing at the wrong time could lead to false results

Being tested for COVID-19 is important in the fight against the virus, but could the timing of your test be causing false results?

Neelyville schools to close temporarily after 18 students, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

The Neelyville School District will be closed for seated instruction from October 19-23, 2020.

  Area school plans to implement ‘Flex Days’

A Clay County school works to relieve stress on their teachers by giving them more time to work on preparing schoolwork for students.

Extension office offers free resources to keep kids active, healthy during pandemic

With virtual classes and social distancing, making sure kids stay physically active can be a challenge.

  COVID-19 sidelines HS football teams in Week 8

Blytheville announced Friday that their game with Gosnell would be canceled.

Craighead County third in the state in COVID-19 cases, as state sees another 1,000 cases

Craighead County was again in the top 5 in the state in new COVID-19 cases, as state health officials released new COVID-19 numbers just before the weekend.

No visitors allowed: Assisted living residents test positive for COVID-19

Chateau on the Ridge, 2308 Chateau Blvd. in Paragould, announced Friday that four residents and a staff member had tested positive for the coronavirus.

City, state leaders: Enjoy Halloween but do it safely

With Halloween a little more than 2 weeks away, both the Arkansas Department of Health and Jonesboro city leaders advise families to enjoy the annual tradition safely.

  House-to-house trick-or-treating discouraged in Puxico, city offers alternative

The City of Puxico is encouraging trick-or-treaters to attend trunk-or-treating events instead of going home-to-home.

  Northeast Arkansas officials preparing for possible COVID-19 surge

Craighead County alone has over 500 active cases. But, as officials are hoping this pandemic takes a downward turn, they are preparing for the worst.

  Tyronza offering new online water bill payment option

Tyronza citizens will have a new payment option when it comes to water bills next billing cycle.

  Election commission hears final preps for general election

The Craighead County Election Commission met to approve poll worker lists and to get an update on preparations for the election.

Mo. reaches milestone of 2M COVID-19 tests; state prepares to roll out vaccination plan

As of Oct. 12, 150,554 individuals have tested positive for the virus in Missouri.

The military’s war on COVID-19

The United States military fights terrorism, saves lives during natural disasters, and now, its latest mission is the war on coronavirus.

  Group: Area school districts see increases in COVID-19 cases

Several area school districts have seen nearly 50 or more new COVID-19 infections per 10,000 residents in the past two weeks, according to a statewide health group.

Craighead County fourth in the state in new COVID-19 cases

Craighead County was fourth in the state in new COVID-19 cases Thursday, as state health officials said Arkansas saw nearly 1,300 total cases and 11 deaths due to the virus.

  Three Rivers College Rodeo kicks off 3rd year

The Three Rivers College Rodeo starts Thursday Night at 6 p.m. with adult ticket prices starting at $10.

  Jonesboro Christmas Parade now set to happen

One of the longest running Christmas traditions in Northeast Arkansas is back on track and will happen this year, officials said Thursday.

  As COVID cases spike, mayor urges residents to be on ‘heightened alert’

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Jonesboro and Craighead County continues to rise, Mayor Harold Perrin is urging residents and visitors to be on “heightened alert.”

Teacher gets job back after battling termination

A teacher in Beebe has her job back after she was originally terminated for refusing to work jobs at multiple schools.

  Roseanne Cash speaks to students about father, Dyess, and music

Roseanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, spoke to students about her father growing up in Dyess and music.

  Health experts worry about COVID-19 impact on childhood obesity

Tennessee ranks high among the states with the highest childhood obesity rates according to a report released Wednesday morning. Health experts are concerned about how the pandemic will affect rates nationwide.

  Despite flyer, masks required for Harrisburg Harvest Festival

A social media post from the Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce sparked some confusion. The post shared on Oct. 5 shows a flyer promoting a harvest festival that will take place on Halloween.

  Five Region 8 counties top new cases list, rapid testing distribution announced

Five Region 8 counties were listed among the top counties for new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

  Arkansas judge dismisses lawsuit challenging virus mandates

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Wednesday ruled that the directives issued by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s administration are within the governor’s authority under state law and legislative rules.

  Lawrence Health & Rehab reaches out to community to help residents feel appreciated

Lawrence Hall Health and Rehabilitation has been closed off to visitors since March. Now, officials are looking to the community for help to spread a bit of joy to the residents and the staff.

  County receives grant to ensure safe, secure election

The Craighead County Election Commission announced Tuesday the nonpartisan Center for Tech and Civic Life had awarded it $59,856 to “prepare for and operate safe elections.”

Northeast Arkansas continues to lead the state in new cases, and the highest growth rate

Hutchinson pointed out that rural counties around the state have some of the highest positivity rates in the state.

  ADH reports 31 positive flu cases

The Arkansas Department of Health released new flu numbers this week in their weekly flu report Tuesday.

  Marked Tree School District faces increase in COVID-19 cases

Marked Tree School District has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, leading them to close the school and move to virtual instruction on Oct. 7.